1. Most homeless people are middle-aged men.
While last year’s Point in Time survey of Dauphin County’s homeless population did not take into account exact ages, females made up the majority of the population. In 2012, 58.9% (159) of Dauphin County’s homeless population were females, and 41.1% (111) were males. Also, there were 127 homeless children counted in the 2012 Point in Time census.
2. Homeless people need to “just get a job.”
According to our Point in Time survey last year, 19.6% (55) of the area’s homeless population were employed. There are many resources available to help these individuals find jobs, but finding a job with limited resources, such as lack of home or transportation, makes the process more difficult.
3. People are homeless by choice.
No one chooses to be homeless – many factors can make any individual suddenly homeless. During our 2012 census, it was discovered that…
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